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Libya: Demonstrators protest worsening in Benghazi

TRIPOLI Libyans continued to protest worsening living conditions Friday in Benghazi, the base of warlord Khalifa Haftar.  Demonstrators took the streets for a second day once again to protest power cuts,...

French oil firm displaced 12,000 in Uganda, Tanzania

KAMPALA, Uganda  Two research reports on oil released Thursday highlight major risks of oil projects by French energy company Total in Uganda and Tanzania. Oil from Uganda is to be pumped...

Turkish agencies provide aid to flood-affected Sudanese

KHARTOUM, Sudan Turkish organizations operating in Sudan began providing humanitarian aid Wednesday to Sudanese affected by recent floods. Ankara's Ambassador to Khartoum Irfan Neziroglu held a meeting with Turkish groups to...

Haftar still obstacle to reach deal in Libya: Expert

RABAT, Morocco A Moroccan expert on Wednesday said Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar is the main obstacle in reaching a Libyan settlement as he still sticks to "military solutions". "The biggest obstacle...

Somalia: Suicide bombing kills 3 in capital city

GAROWE, Somalia  At least three people were killed Wednesday evening in a suicide bombing in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, officials said. Abdifatah Hassan, a police captain in Mogadishu told Anadolu Agency that...

Haftar’s forces deploy military vehicles near Sirte

TRIPOLI Militias loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar have deployed 80 military vehicles near Sirte, a spokesman for the Libyan government’s armed forces said Wednesday. Muhammad Kununu said the military convoy is...

South Africa’s ANC condemns Trump’s remarks on Mandela

JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) party on Tuesday condemned disparaging remarks allegedly attributed to US President Donald Trump “staining” the late President Nelson Mandela. In his soon-to-be published...

Turkey closely following Libyan peace talks in Morocco

ISTANBUL Praising Morocco’s “constructive attitude” toward solving the crisis in Libya, Turkey is closely following Libyan talks hosted by its North African neighbor, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. From the...

Turkey, Qatar aid Sudan's fight against COVID-19

KHARTOUM  The Turkish and Qatari branches of the Red Crescent Society have sent medical supplies to Sudan to support the country's fight against the novel coronavirus. A second cargo plane carrying...

Uganda to use digital recognition to avoid bogus voting

KAMPALA, Uganda To eliminate bogus and multiple registrations of voters, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Monday proposed to put in place a digital identification system in the next elections.  While addressing...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Coronavirus...